Originally Posted by GridironGrace
I dunno. When you have a pitcher who is striking out 10 batters in a game and only giving up 8 hits i find it hard to believe Its JUST THE PITCHERS when they leave the game in the 6th with an 8 ERA giving up 5 runs cause of 2 HRS
Take away those HRs and he gave up 1 run and prolly threw about 10 less pitches and makes it to the 7th inning.
Harang served up just one HR today to Castillo and it got out in a hurry. I thought Harang pitched pretty well -- heck, all you have to do is keep the opposition in single digits and the Reds have a fighting chance. Fact is, the Reds starters don't have the luxury of putting a couple of guys on base and having a pen to bail them out of trouble. Harang wore out and Burns couldn't shut the door on the inning which would have preserved a "quality start."
In the end, he got the W and that's what matters most.
Back on topic: I think all HRs that were hit today would have been HRs anywhere. Aurilia, Kearns, and Castillo all connected.